There’s no denying how popular DIY projects are today. We love to roll up our sleeves and get it done. But what about health screenings that can alert us to possible health problems? Can we tackle some of those ourselves, too?
You’ll need a doctor for most screening tests and exams, of course. But you can do some checks yourself, often with a doctor’s input or recommendation. Examples of both are below. Keep in mind, these are generalized guidelines. You may need screenings earlier, more often or not at all. Ask your doctor what’s right for you.
At a provider’s office
Sources: American Academy of Family Physicians; American Cancer Society; American Heart Association; U.S. National Library of Medicine
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